NY: Limited Subway And Rail Service To Return As JFK & Newark Reopen


mta-busLimited subway and commuter rail service will return to New York as early as this afternoon, but full restoration is still days away, MTA sources told The New York Post.

Metro North and Long Island Railroad trains will begin rolling again this afternoon, Gov. Cuomo announced. Limited subway service, meanwhile, will be restored tomorrow, the governor said.

It’ll still take days for the system as a whole to be brought back, in the wake of widespread city power outages.

The MTA has not made any decisions on whether to refund MetroCard holders for the days of lost service, a spokesman said.

The agency did not refund riders any money when it shut down service for Tropical Storm Irene.

It is currently not charging riders for trips on city buses, which is the only MTA service running right now.

Many stations, tunnels and storage yards were heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Storm-battered New Yorkers slogged back to work this morning, gratefully inching through jammed streets, filled with all-too-recently-rare scenes of delivery trucks and commuters.

{NY Post, Matzav.com Newscenter}